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Super thin slicey blade in cpm154 with carbon fiber for $65 bucks? Dang that's impressive. I'm tempted to pick one up but I really dislike assisted knives.
Seriously tempting, even though I've moved away from assisted knives as well.
But i kinda wanna see this handle on my D2 composite blade, that would look sexy as hell next to the braised copper segregation line and the two tone steels
This guy here :
14c28n for the spine, D2 for the edge, copper paste to braise the two together
Etched in hot vinegar to add contrast between the two steels
I've heard that you can remove a spring to make it non-AO, but I've never tried it myself.
I've tried that with a blur. The main problem with that is that there isn't a detent hole in the blade because the knife is designed to have the torsion bar hold it closed.
The leek may be different, but on the blur the blade retention went to crap and I had to put the torsion bar back in for safety. It's a shame too, because the action was very smooth, it would've been great with a detent of even moderate strength.
I'd imagine you could try to drill a detent hole, but that would be far beyond what I'm willing to do to a knife.
Yeah, what he said^
Unless you want to use the manual safety lock all the time to keep it shut
Which reminds me about the one other thing I don't like about the knife; that it feels like it's really designed for tip down carry IMO.
It seems like the tip up configuration was an afterthought with how much it sticks up out of the pocket in that arrangement, given the space needed to pull it away from that safety switch.
I would love to see an updated leek. Unassisted, lose the unnecessary tip lock which would allow for better clip placement... Hmm maybe I don't actually want a leek. I do love the overall look and particularly the thin stock and grind.
That's another one that I have almost pulled the trigger on several times. I believe that this drop will disabuse me of further acquisitive notions. And then, again, it might not.
They are great little slicers, very sleek, and would be unassuming if not for the assisted open
At the time it was the uniqueness of the blade construction that got me to pull the trigger on it, hadn't seen anything like it before (and don't think I have since either)
And they did a good job with the D2, takes and keeps an edge pretty darn well.
I'm still happy to own it, just have nice options to carry nowadays
This is from blade forums. This is an incomplete list (per the poster) of KAI composite blades-
- Kershaw Blur 1670BRNZDP
- Kershaw Junkyard Dog II 1725CB
- Kershaw Junkyard Dog 2.2 1725CB
- Kershaw Junkyard Dog 2.2 1725CBBLK (Black Blade)
- Kershaw Leek 1660CB
- Kershaw OCC 1000 (10th Anniversary Knife)
- Kershaw Rake 1780CB
- Kershaw Shallot 1840CBZDP
- Kershaw Speedform 3500
- Kershaw Tilt 4001 (Black Blade)
- Kershaw Tilt 4100SW (Stonewashed Blade)
- Kershaw Tyrade 1850 [see post #5]
- Kershaw Volt 3600
- Zero Tolerance 0350CB
- Zero Tolerance 0350CBZDP
- Zero Tolerance 0350CBZDPST
- Zero Tolerance 0454
- Zero Tolerance 0560CBCF
- Zero Tolerance 0777
- Zero Tolerance 0888
- The same post stated that Fox made one composite blade knife. We are talking top and bottom here, not clad blades, not Damascus blades. I'm sorry this was so late. I did see you note shortly after it was posted.
No worries, wasn't expecting a list in response lol. But, wow, yeah i never knew they did so many in that style!
Neither did I. When I saw the list, it was one of those "Holy Smoke" ( or another expletive) moment. I still enjoy learning, but I'm so glad that I'm not in school.
I tried to find the Junkyard Dog II. It looks like it is out of production. Asking price when it was available was about $85. Someone on eBay wants $150 for one now.
Wow, i kinda hate the way it looks on that lol
Works well on the Leek, IMO, because the joint is above the center line, but I don't like it at all on that wide blade with such a narrow section at the edge
Perhaps enuf people shared your opinion that it reached the non-production stage. FWIW, I picked a name out of the list and went looking. I recall having seen the name in a couple of forums, but I never felt lead to go after it. I like the way those scales feel in my hand. I have a couple of Kershaws with a very similar shape.
Theres only one way to get the composite w cf. buy the cf leek and swap out the blades! Easy enough!
That was my original thought too, but other things came up and I decided to pass on the idea
I have that Junkyard dog 2 and love it. It was my first 'expensive' knife.
I ended up buying a 2nd bc I lost my first leaving Guayaquil Ecuador at the airport.
ALWAYS remember to empty those pockets and put blades in your checked luggage.
I thought about buying a CF Skyline to switch my damascus blade over but after reading about the potential slickness of CF, decided to pass.
A leek though, it isn't a very hard use knife. The original smooth stainless scales aren't exactly grippy either lol
I agree. My wife owns and loves a purple leek.
I guess I'm just a g10 guy.
I'm not big on titanium, steel, aluminum or other none grippy surfaces. I don't have a problem with those that like them, I just know what works for me.
My skyline isn't a hard use knife either.
I'll be honest, i had to go look to remind me what the Skyline even was, i was thinking of the Blur i think lol
Yeah, i know what you mean though, i have plenty of both, some of the metal/cf are enough to grip by the shape alone, but sometimes you just need a textured g10 or micarta